Vahid Farrahi

Vahid Farrahi

I completed my PhD from 2017 to 2021 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu with a Marie Curie grant, which is one of Europe's most competitive and prestigious grants. My PhD thesis received the grade of 'passed with distinction' and was honored with the 'Best PhD Thesis Award 2021' from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, as well as the 'Exemplary PhD Thesis Award' from the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS). From 2021 to 2023, I held a postdoctoral researcher position at the Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology and the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, both at the University of Oulu.

Starting in January 2024, I have started an academic position as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Institute for Sports and Sports Sciences, TU Dortmund University, Germany. Despite this new role, I maintain a strong scientific relationship with the University of Oulu with ongoing supervision activities, teaching responsibilities, and participation in the acquisition of funding.

Overall, I have a deep interest in behavioral and health data science, machine learning and data mining, and wearable devices and technologies. More specifically, my research is focused on the relationships between 24-hour movement and non-movement behaviors measured with wearable accelerometer-based activity monitors.


  • Health data science
  • Behavioral health
  • Movement behaviors
  • Wearable activity monitors

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